Ebenezer Ogunmefun, a 57-year-old prophet, who sexually abused a 15-year-old girl, on Wednesday appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta, the Ogun State.
Vanguard reports, the police charged Ogunmefun, whose address was not provided with one count of sexual abuse.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Moshood Hammed told the court that the defendant committed the offence at No 1, Prof. Ajibo Toluca Pioneer St. in Olomore area Abeokuta.
Moshood alleged that the prophet who appeared in court sexually abused the 15 years old.
He alleged that the defendant, who claims to be a prophet, told the victim’s mother that the 15-year-old girl was possessed by evil spirits and needed ”cleansing,”.
The prosecution alleged that after sexually abusing her, the defendant asked her not to inform anybody and told her to swear with Bible,’’ he said.
The prosecutor, however, said the offence committed contravene section 33 of the Child Right’s Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Solomon Banwo granted the defendant to bail in the sum of N750,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Banwo ordered that one of the sureties must be the defendant’s wife and the other must be a community leader.
He thereafter adjourned the case until Sept. 2 for hearing.